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Chapter 16. Writing an Extension > Working Through an Extension Development Exa...

Working Through an Extension Development Example

With the introduction of Firefox version 1.5, extension development has been made a bit easier. The contents.rdf files are gone, replaced by an easier-to-understand chrome.manifest file.

In the following paragraphs, you will build a simple extension that works with most versions of Firefox below version 1.5 and a second extension for Firefox version 1.5 and later. The basic functions of these two extensions are identical: You add a menu item and a call to a relatively trivial JavaScript piece of code. These examples have been kept as simple as possible, with the intention that they be easy to learn and implement. After you gain more experience, you can either add to these examples or create your own from scratch.


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